Nikita drives up to the sweatshop and messages Alex to see if the coast is clear. Well, no, there are a bunch of Chinese gangsters inside. When she gets no response, she decides to have a flashback to pass the time. Her past self is in Amanda's lair. "What do I always say about preparation?" Amanda asks. "It's the key to success," Nikita replies dutifully. Amanda says her first assignment is to build trust, to make someone welcome her into their family. "Family," Nikita whispers. Maggie Q is slightly overselling the "young and naÃ¯ve" thing, but she's still pretty cute as this slightly coarse version of Nikita. Amanda brings out a case and opens it to show a lifelike infant doll inside.
Still in the past, Nikita finds herself in a very nice house in the suburbs, pretending to be a potential nanny. She holds the baby version of Sophie while Lisa sings her praises to husband Victor. Victor is being played by Russell Wong, of whom we don't see nearly enough on TV these days. Armed guards mill around the house. "What is it you do, Mr. Han?" Nikita asks. He tells her he works for Homeland Security and he's already got enemies. From a surveillance van outside, Michael tells her to quit asking questions. Nikita's thrown, but recovers quickly enough. "You'll be safe and so will my little girl," Victor says. "As long as we keep her away from peanut products." Lisa scoffs that Sophie might not even inherit Daddy's peanut allergies.
Returning to the present day, Nikita's through with her flashback and, having still not heard back from Alex, decides to barge into the sweatshop anyway. She grabs a guard from outside and forcefully marches him inside. Shouting in Cantonese, she tells the slave laborers that they're free to go. Dozens of Asian women scream and scatter. Nikita beats down the man she's holding then takes on three more in fast order. Another man comes at her with a rifle. She pulls out her own gun and shoots it out of his hands. She grabs him by the collar. "Tell your boss I'm coming for him," she says. He scampers away. Nikita burns the factory down.